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Britain OKs television ads for abortion clinics
http://enews.earthlink.net ^ | 01/23/2012 | RAPHAEL SATTER

Posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:09 AM PST by massmike

Britain's broadcast advertising body has given the go-ahead for private abortion clinics to advertise their services on television, angering those who say that the move desensitizes the public to the practice.

The Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice said late Friday there was no justification for barring private clinics that offer post-pregnancy services, including abortions, from advertising on television. Nonprofit post-pregnancy services are already allowed to advertise on television, and their for-profit counterparts are allowed to advertise in all other media.

The organization's spokesman, Matt Wilson, said that "there is not going to be some sort of free-for-all saying: 'Come to us to get an abortion.' They are not there to promote abortion, they have to promote an array of services."

Speaking to Britain's right-leaning Daily Mail, Conservative lawmaker Nadine Dories said the move would allow broadcasters to make a profit "through advertising revenue off the back of a service which ends life. It's appalling."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:18 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike
Oh, great. So now we can expect typical marketing techniques such as:


2 posted on 01/23/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats:always looking for someone else to blame)
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To: eCSMaster

Are cigarette ads banned in the UK like they are in the US?


3 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:27 AM PST by rhombus
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To: massmike

I wonder if it stipulated that the ads are “English only”?


4 posted on 01/23/2012 9:04:37 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: massmike

I killed my baby and saved.

Now get a free toaster with every abortion.

Drive through now open.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 9:07:30 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: massmike

Kill your baby in 30 minutes or less or your next abortion is free.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 9:08:21 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

I apologise, but I just had to do it. I just had to drag this one out of the 1970’s:

You rape ‘em, we scrape ‘em,

No fetus can beat us.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 9:38:22 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: massmike

Some things just shouldn’t be aired like dirty laundry, abortion ads, sex toy commericals and The Won.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:14 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: rhombus

TV cigarette ads banned in 1965, cigar/loose tobacco TV ads in 1991. Print cigarette ads banned in 2003, 2001 in Scotland. Shop-based cigarette ads banned in 2005.

Several exemptions from this legislation remain:

Advertisements that appear within the tobacco industry
Advertisements in publications that are not primarily aimed at a British audience
Advertisements in pubs, clubs and shops, as long as the advert’s total size does not exceed that of an A5 piece of paper, with 30% of that being taken up by government health warnings.[33]
Advertisements other than those for cigarettes or hand-rolling tobacco within specialist tobacconists if the sale of cigars, snuff, pipe tobacco and smoking accessories accounts for over 50% of their sales
Direct mail that has been specifically requested


9 posted on 01/23/2012 12:19:52 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: massmike
They are not there to promote abortion

Lie.

At the least, will pro-life organizations also be allowed to advertise on TV?

10 posted on 01/23/2012 2:25:34 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: Daveinyork

“You make ‘em, We take ‘em.”


11 posted on 01/23/2012 2:29:11 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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Dear Brittan,
Islam will not use abortion and you will soon cease to exist by your own hands.
12 posted on 01/23/2012 2:45:11 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

er, the other Britain


13 posted on 01/23/2012 2:58:37 PM PST by MaxMax
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Why do these fiends hate Life so much? Why do they hate humans? Why do they hate babies? Why do they hate mothers?

14 posted on 01/23/2012 4:20:41 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: massmike

Well, being that I speak to more Europeans every day (when not speaking to Japanese), it tells me all I need to know about their moral values... or lack there of, in this case :~(


15 posted on 01/23/2012 4:24:15 PM PST by Bikkuri
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